Author archive for Mike Tuchscherer

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 2: Linear Periodization

    By on 29/05/2020

    Linear Periodization is one of the most widely used planning strategies but at the same time one of the most confusing. In this video, Mike Tuchscherer clears some confusion and provides a rationale for when and how to use linear periodization in strength training planning.

  • Mesocycles Course – Lesson 1: Programming Structure

    By on 15/05/2020

    Before jumping right into linear, block, and other periodizations strategies, it is important to understand the “programming structure”. In this video Mike Tuchscherer outlines his “Six Steps” system that is necessary for building a training cycle, as well as understanding different frameworks.

  • Microcycles Course – Module 6: GPP Programming

    By on 04/05/2020

    In this module, Mike Tuchscherer explains his viewpoints on General Physical Preparation (GPP) methods for powerlifters and other strength specialists.

  • Microcycles Course – Advanced RTS Concepts

    By on 01/05/2020

    In this module, Mike Tuchscherer continues with the Reactive Training System (RTS) concepts presented in the previous video with the aim of putting more tools in your toolbox (i.e., means and methods).

  • Microcycles Course – RTS Toolkit

    By on 23/04/2020

    In this module, Mike Tuchscherer explains Auto-regulation tools and methods but mainly focuses on Rate-Of-Perceived-Effort (RPE).

  • Microcycles Course

    By on 07/04/2020

    We are proud to present you Mike Tuchscherer’s Microcycle Course. The course is organized into six modules. Each module contains one or more lessons that will help you perfect and boost your microcycle programming.

  • Microcycles Course: Template Design

    By on 06/04/2020

    In this video, Mike Tuchscherer is providing practical advice for planning the week. According to Mike, the template is not a program, but the order of work for a given week. To design an efficient template, follow these six steps explained in this lesson.

  • Microcycles Course: Exercise Selection

    By on 27/03/2020

    In this module, Mike Tuchscherer will teach you (1) how to classify exercises, (2) assess weak ranges of motion, and (3) determine the focus of exercises. This module consists of three videos, each delving into the aforementioned objectives.

  • Microcycles Course: Background Knowledge

    By on 22/03/2020

    In these two videos of the Microcycles Course, Mike Tuchscherer is providing an overview of the needed background knowledge. This includes the discussion on the principles of training: specificity, overload, fatigue management, variation, periodization, and a quick mention of the auto-regulations.